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Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 17

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs did OK against the Oklahoma City RedHawks, 9-4.

Starter Jay Jackson improved his record to 6-6 by allowing only one run on a solo home run over five innings. He gave up seven hits total. He walked only one and struck out six.

David Cales entered the game with one out in the ninth and the bases loaded. He got a strikeout and a ground out to end the game with no runs scoring and record his first AAA save.

Right fielder Brad Snyder swung the big stick tonight with two three-run homers. Snyder was 3 for 4 with a walk. He now has 14 home runs this year.

Catcher Welington Castillo also homered, his tenth of the year. Castillo was 2 for 4 with a walk and two RBI.

Center fielder Sam Fuld was 2 for 5 and scored a run. Shortstop Darwin Barney went 2 for 4 with a walk. Barney scored twice and batted one in.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies went stale against the Montgomery Biscuits, 5-4 in 14 innings.

Craig Muschko started and went six. He allowed two runs on six hits. He didn't walk anyone and struck out three.

Marcos Mateo blew a two-run save in the top of the ninth inning. Ryan Buchter pitched the 14th inning and got the loss when he allowed an unearned run. He gave up one hit and walked one. Buchter did not have a strikeout.

Third baseman Josh Vitters was 2 for 6 with two doubles and a walk. Shorstop Marwin Gonzalez was 2 for 7 with a double and two RBI.

Catcher Steve Clevenger went 3 for 7 with a double. Brandon Guyer was 2 for 7 with a double.

DH Robinson Chirinos hit his 12th home run, a solo blast in the fourth inning. Chirinos was 1 for 4 with three walks.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs gave up seven runs in the fifth inning and fell before the power of the Fort Myers Miracle, 7-4.

Starting pitcher Chris Rusin took the loss. He gave up seven runs on three hits over 4.2 innings, but two errors in the fifth inning meant that only two of the runs Rusin allowed were earned. Rusin walked four and struck out five.

First baseman Rebel Ridling and catcher Mark Reed hit back-to-back home runs in the seventh inning. Ridling's two-run homer was his ninth and Reed's blast was his first of the season. Both hitters were 2 for 4.

Center fielder Jose Valdez was 2 for 5. Shortstop Junior Lake was 2 for 3 with a walk.

DH Michael Brenly was 1 for 5, extending his hitting streak to 16 games. Get used to Todd Hollandsworth, folks.

Peoria Chiefs

The Peoria Chiefs left the Bowling Green Hot Rods in the dust, 5-0.

Robert Whitenack dominated the Hot Rods for seven innings. He faced the minimum 21 batters over the seven innings. He allowed three baserunners, two by base hits and one hit batsman, but all three were erased on the basepaths. (Picked off, caught stealing, lined into a double play.) Whitenack struck out four.

Catcher Luis Flores was 1 for 2 with a solo home run, a sacrifice fly and a hit by pitch. It was his second home run this year. Flores scored twice and had two RBI.

First baseman Justin Bour was 2 for 2 with two walks and an RBI. Third baseman Jonathan Mota was 2 for 4.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks crushed the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, 10-3.

Starting pitcher Eduardo Figueroa got the win. He allowed only one run on six hits over five innings. Figueroa walked two and struck out three.

Every Hawk hitter in the starting lineup had at least one hit. Second baseman Arismendy Alcantara was 4 for 5 with a double. He scored once. DH Pierre LePage was 3 for 5 with a double and a walk. LePage scored three times and had one RBI.

First baseman Richard Jones went 3 for 5 with a double and a triple. Jones had three RBI and scored twice.

Center fielder Kyung-Mn Na had a double in a 2 for 5 game. He scored once. Catcher Jeff Vigurs was 2 for 4 with a walk and an RBI.

AZL Cubs

Beat the Brewers, 13-11.

Jeff Gray threw an inning in a rehab assignment. Gray allowed one run on two hits. He did not walk or strike anyone out.